Mom, The World Will Know My Name!

-2nd Lt. Richard W. Collins, III

From an early age Richard W. Collins, III knew that he wanted to make an impact on the world. Following in the footsteps of his father and grand-father, Richard pursued a military career upon enrollment in the Army ROTC program at Bowie State University. Well liked amongst his peers Richard naturally gravitated to all his classmates regardless of race or creed. His leadership abilities were clear to his commanders and cadre as he would proclaim he would become a general some day. He would remark to his mother Dawn, “The world will know my name”.   Unfortunately, with his heinous murder many in the world do know his name. Fortunately, far more will know of Richard as the 2nd Lt. Richard W. Collins, III foundation works tirelessly to keep his name at the forefront of its civic education commitment and agenda. Richard will also be known and remembered for decades to come by the many recipients of the ROTC scholarship fund bearing his name.